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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05662

A pyroclastic flow deposit from the 1929 eruption of Komagatake volcano, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, overlies a brown pre-eruption surface. The upper part of the deposit contains large pumice that lacks fine-grained material between the clasts and the underlying unit is enriched in fine-grained material. A geological hammer provides scale. Photo by Shinji Takarada, 1992 (Geological Survey of Japan).

A pyroclastic flow deposit from the 1929 eruption of Komagatake volcano, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, overlies a brown pre-eruption surface. The upper part of the deposit contains large pumice that lacks fine-grained material between the clasts and the underlying unit is enriched in fine-grained material. A geological hammer provides scale.

Photo by Shinji Takarada, 1992 (Geological Survey of Japan).

Keywords: pumice | deposit | pyroclastic flow | pyroclastic density current | PDC


Hokkaido-Komagatake